time delay circuit

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aq_rules

Joined Oct 28, 2009
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hello guyz i am new to electronic field i want to make sum time delay circuits...
At first i want to know that the ground symbols in the schematic are connected to sum kinda electric source or what...
i guess it is connected to the negative (-ve) wire of 12dc v adapter
ryt??
if no plzz help
and tell me that all ground symbols are to br connected to this wire or any other source...
 

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aq_rules

Joined Oct 28, 2009
168
Plz help me with a time relay time out circuit...
basically the idea is a 12Dc v(connected to a Battery) circuit operating the 12 dc v alarm
whenever the MAIN line disconnects (maybe converted to 12 dc v) from the circuit the relay is activated for 5 to 10 seconds (changeable with Variable resistor) and then goes off again...
The alarm will alert me for 5 to 10 seconds to switch on my generator...
i hope you guys understood what i want...


thanks in advance
 

SgtWookie

Joined Jul 17, 2007
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aq_rules,
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SgtWookie

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hello guyz i am new to electronic field i want to make sum time delay circuits...
At first i want to know that the ground symbols in the schematic are connected to sum kinda electric source or what...
i guess it is connected to the negative (-ve) wire of 12dc v adapter
ryt??
if no plzz help
and tell me that all ground symbols are to br connected to this wire or any other source...
In a given schematic, all ground symbols are considered to be connected together, and all at a potential of zero volts. All voltage measurements in the circuit are using ground as a reference by default, unless an alternate reference point is specified.

For instance, If a circuit is designed to be operated from a 12v battery, it is most common to see references of +12v and GND; any GND references are connected to the negative terminal of the battery.
 

SgtWookie

Joined Jul 17, 2007
22,210
Plz help me with a time relay time out circuit...
basically the idea is a 12Dc v(connected to a Battery) circuit operating the 12 dc v alarm
whenever the MAIN line disconnects (maybe converted to 12 dc v) from the circuit the relay is activated for 5 to 10 seconds (changeable with Variable resistor) and then goes off again...
The alarm will alert me for 5 to 10 seconds to switch on my generator...
i hope you guys understood what i want...
The first part is pretty easy. A 12v power supply could be plugged into an outlet that keeps a relays' coil energized, that has normally closed contacts. As long as the relay coil is energized, the contacts stay open.

If the power goes off, the contacts will close, supplying power to the timer that controls the alarm buzzer/timer.

Do you want the alarm to sound right when the power goes off, or wait for a while? How long to wait?

How long do you want the alarm to sound, and how long do you want it to be quiet before it sounds again?
 

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aq_rules

Joined Oct 28, 2009
168
Yes :(
and today i am going to the market to buy all the stuff needed for this circuit...do u have any related schematic??
 

SgtWookie

Joined Jul 17, 2007
22,210
How long have you had this homework assignment?

No, I don't have a schematic tailor made to your specifications.

However, I've already given you the 1st part of it.

The rest of it you could do using a 555 timer and appropriate timing components.

Download a datasheet for an LM555 timer from National Semiconductor, http://www.national.com and look at the astable multivibrator configuration.
 

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aq_rules

Joined Oct 28, 2009
168
Do you want the alarm to sound right when the power goes off, or wait for a while? How long to wait?

How long do you want the alarm to sound, and how long do you want it to be quiet before it sounds again?
Yea...i want the alarm to sound right when the power goes off and it shall sound for 5 or 10 second...
it should not sound again

it shall sound again next time when the power goes off...
 
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SgtWookie

Joined Jul 17, 2007
22,210
You don't even need a timer then.
Fuse & fuse holder.
Low-voltage transformer.
Full wave bridge.
Capacitor.
Relay that will operate from the low-voltage transformer and that has either SPST NC contacts or SPDT contacts.
A buzzer that will run from DC that is about 1.4 times higher than the AC output of the transformer.
 
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aq_rules

Joined Oct 28, 2009
168
can u draw me a schematic for this...'cuz i dint got wat u r trying to say...
will it sound for 5 or 10 seconds...??
it is necessary for the alarm to sound for only 5 or 10 secs and i have to fit an external alarm....
 
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